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to the structural components underneath the dock and some of those are, you know, metal plates that are used to screw together the pieces. some are missing flotation underneath. >> tonight, more than 100 people turned out at a community meeting. but there are also many pointed questions, the dean wanted to know why port officials were told not to sail out of the harbor as the waves were approaching. >> i think there would be less problems with the harbor and more of it would survive. >> dennis urged authorities to accept a similar tsunami could occur in the future. >> this harbor is not a great place to have -- to try and survive a tsunami. there are things that i think the harbor really needs to look at in terms of tsunami proofing the harbor. >> at the harbor today, the damage from the tsunami is plainly visible. entire docks are miss along with 77 slips, which means the harbor has more boats than docking areas. but steve is keeping all the inconvenience in perspective. >> something so far away affects us so intimately and it makes you feel so sorry for the people in japan. >> how t
used. >> tax donations have skyrocketed. to give $10 pho the red cross, dial 90111 and sit send. but uchino says some cares are waiting for customers poo pay their bill before doling out the money. and he sated a petition on change.org to stop the delay. with nearly 50,000 signatures. >> they have already done this before. they did this in haiti, what is the difference? it's a siege lar crisis. >> wrote this let tore sprint, at&t, verison and t mobile and said, guaranteeing funds, their donations are having an immediate impact, but also ensure that donations are rushed to those most in need. we heard back from two of the carriers. sprint bark goes out to the people in japan. we are working with our partners and relief organizations to be as responsive as possible to meet current and future needs emanating from this disaster. at&t is expediting in order to get the donations to the red cross as soon as possible. he has friends and family in japan and says the petition is working. >> it's pretty remarkable how many people cared about it. >> at&t says they collected and dispursed
to clean up their businesses. you see the giant vacuum cleaner that people are using to suck water out of the carpet. there is mud covered everywhere here in downtown after a very traumatic day. >> at first, it was just a spectacle of nature. a downpour turned the normally calm river that runs downtown into an ugly, muddy rage. diverted water flow from a creek to underground. the crews reported hearing strange noises and then it blew. >> our house. >> thousands upon thousands of gallons of water cascaded down the hill and headed straight for homes and businesses in the downtown area. julie crane captured this footage of the water lapping at her front door t. went up a foot high and flooded her home. >> you were crying? >> oh, i was frightened. >> it's gone down a little bit. >> witnesses say a 2-foot wall of water and mud rushed through, inundating businesses with water at times that was knee deep. scott shot this video in front of the family business. >> seven minutes, it came up to here. and it came underneath our walls and our back door. the whole place became part of the riv
his decision to commit u.s. forces for libyan freedom fighters. how well did he make his case to the american people? >> it is the kind of witness that a prosecutor absolutely wants to use. >> the barry bonds perjury trial gets intimate. what evidence his ex-mistress proves he used steroids. >>> a bay area landmark up to sale. what it will cost you to buy that piece of rock. good evening, i'm ken bass teed a -- >> i'm dana king. the president says the united states took action to stop a massacre. >> but now nato will take the reins in the operation to protect the civilians in libya. >> president obama: i said role would be limited and we would not put ground troops into libya and we would focus our unique capabilities on the front end and we would transfer responsibility to our allies and partners. tonight we're fulfilling that pledge. >> pledge. >> from an address to the nation he stated libya would be better off with gaddafi out of power and he'll pursue it through other than military means they are dominated militarilily and politically by the united states. in addition t
are prepared and it gives them a chance to use their toys and get out there and clean it up. >> yeah, they were definitely having a good time out there. you could say that. > thanks. >> the president says the united states is just days away from handing over control of military operations in libya to other countries. despite the cost, he says that americans will ultimately feel satisfied that this mission helped people. >> because of the extraordinary capabilities and valor of our men and women in uniform, we have already saved lives. >> the pentagon is blaming equipment failure for the f15 that crashed in libya today. two american pilots suffered minor injuries. in the meantime, the u.s. military says it is considering all options in response to attacks from civilians in the coastal city. this video reportedly shot there surfaced on youtube. >>> first contaminated well water, now a cock roach infestation. robert lials with another tenant's horror story. one of the bay area's most controversial landlords. >> we liked it because a lot of light got into the apartment. >> nick thou
. elizabeth cook shows us the important moment in the chase. >> reporter: it's almost like the surveillance cameras were meant to be here at this moment at this place. here you can see the police car and the suspect jeep hit each other head on. almost immediately the suspects take off, one sprints away, another barely escapes the officer and the third darts behind the crash in the opposite direction of his comrades and away from the camera. another point of view shows the almost caught suspect running away as the officer calls for back up. here you can see it would have the suspects sprinting down the residential street and into the neighborhood. police thought one was hiding in brandon's house. >> i think they thought he was in the backyard or in the field. >> reporter: before noon they caught one of the suspects. >> we did locate one in the out building in an area where he was described to have fled. >> reporter: neighbors say they have seen a rash of break-ins. >> it's very scary. especially with all these kids and playing riding bikes. >> they have been having a lot of home invasion
in the bay area, but how can we be so sure? robert lial shows us what is monitoring our skies. >> eight stories above ellis in san francisco, it quietly spins. and at first glance, it looks like a middle school science project, but don't be deceived. this 4-foot tall tin man is scanning bay area air for something deadly. >> beta particles, which are the results of decay and gama waves. >> that's what could be released if the core explodes. if the explosion is significant enough, they get picked up with the jet stream and could drop radiation rain here. >> but that's extremely unlikely that there would be any risk to folks in this country. the distance is simply so large. >> still, the bay area management dramatic says -- >> my understanding is, they may be putting out additional monitors for this particular incident. >> mobile monitors. where, how many, no one will say, but radiation fear 5,000 miles away is playing out in local pharmacies. >> they say they don't have it and that whole sailers don't have it. >> there's been a run on iodine pills. >> people are terrified, includ
before using. but it brings little comfort to tenants still under lease to thomas. >> he is just another person living somewhere paying rent in one of my places and i really don't give a crap about you. >> reporter: and with more than 200 previous lawsuits involving thomas, attorney sipich believes this is a landlord that fights compliance with the law. so -- >> this should go to the da. >> reporter: and the twist continued. late this afternoon we received this letter from the city of hayward saying that they found coli form, feke al coli form, andy cole i in the water and they are warning tenants not to drink it. but the tenants tell me within 1 hour of receiving the city's letter they got this letter from the landlord, richard thomas, saying that the water tested clear of any e. coli and that it was safe to drink and baste in. but at this hour there has been no change of perspective. in fact, thomas has been under instructions by the county to provide those living here with bottled water. so i asked them tonight if they had seen the landlord if they had received bottled water. one of t
goal. until we found out that maybe her teacher uses certain terms a little bit loosely. rebecca is clearly very gifted. [ banker ] we decided to roll that money into ashley's college account. turns out there's seven gifted kids in ashley's class of nine. [ male announcer ] wells fargo. with you when it's time to save. ♪ >>> you're watching cbs5 "eyewitness news." in high definition. >>> a bay area deputy on the other side of the law tonight accused of selling drugs. why investigators believe it's only the tip of the ice berg. >>> it's about wanting, you know, some quick cash and wanting money. go ahead and take the laptop, but don't steal the dog. >> you may want to think twice about keeping your precious pooch locked up in your car. why thieves may be after your dog. >>> 3d technology now a weapon in the fight against breast cancer, how it can help and why some say it may not be worth the added risk. good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> i'm juliette goodrich. dana king is off tonight. first a officer and a private eye were busted. >> now a deputy sheriff has been taken into cust
are getting a broader look at the power of the earthquake and the tsunami it triggered. grace lee gives us a tour of the damage. grace. >> the last 24 hours have been difficult. a lot of people had nowhere to go because their homes were destroyed. others had to spend the night in their cars because the roads were so damaged it was impossible to travel. and even more trying, those waiting to find out if loved ones live through that relentless tsunami. >> the most powerful earthquake recorded in japan rocked its people to the core. the 8.9 magnitude quake gave skyscrapers a good shake and rained architecture on its citizens. it's really frightening, this woman said in the town of yokahama, where people were dodging falling debris. >> i never experienced such shaking before. i could not keep standing and i never experienced such an earthquake before. >> and then only minutes later, a massive wall of water swallowed everything in its path. what looked like a boiling called rine, leaving a path of devastation three miles inland. caught in the grip of this tsunami, cars were pounded together
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